One day ahead of competitive football returning to Solitude in Cliftonville Ladies’ behind-closed-doors Danske Bank Women’s Premiership clash with Glentoran Women, cliftonvillefc.net celebrates the ongoing success story of our female set-up.
Featuring a host of teams who compete in various Leagues and Cups across a variety of age groups, the Club are hugely proud of the strides that have been made over the last 14 years and look forward to similarly positive returns in the seasons to come.
Throughout the eagerly-anticipated campaign ahead, our Official Website will deliver previews, reports and intriguing features to ensure our supporters are kept fully updated on all aspects of the Ladies’ progress from our Under 9s through to the seniors and indeed those selected to play internationally.
The Club operates Girls teams at Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 level, while Cliftonville Corinthians (Under 19s) effectively act as a Reserve team to the senior Ladies set-up.
We are proud to say our female sides have gone from strength to strength in recent seasons and if you’d like to get involved, simply contact contact Head of Academy Marissa Callaghan on 07706182378 and we’d be more than happy to welcome you along.
Cliftonville Ladies are no stranger to the international stage at various age levels and had six players – including Marissa Callaghan, the entire Club’s most capped player of all time – on duty at the Pinatar Cup (senior) in Spain as well as the Alanya Gold Cup (U19s) and Mediterranean Pearls Tournament (U17s) in Turkey ahead of the Premiership’s originally proposed starting date back in April.
The season ahead
Crowned NI Futsal League Champions in February, Cliftonville – who finished fourth in the League last term – start their Premiership campaign against Glentoran Women tomorrow night. Seamus McCorry’s side will then face Derry City at Solitude before their first away game of the season takes them to Linfield on September 9.
A North Belfast Derby trip to Crusaders Strikers follows seven days later ahead of a home tie with Sion Swifts Ladies on September 23 completing the League’s opening round of games.
The full set of Danske Bank Women’s Premiership fixtures are available here.
In addition to the return of Shannon Grattan following a spell with Glentoran, the Reds have also secured moves for Clare Carson from Crusaders, Sion’s Michelle McDaid and the Glens’ Yasmin White, all of whom are looking forward to making their long overdue debuts.